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Macbook Pro may get high res ‘retina display’

New, double resolution images have been found in the second developer build of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This means that new Macintosh computers could very well ship with a Retina display, or HiDPi mode. We have all seen how the ultra high resolution panels have improved the iPad 3, so it makes sense for Apple to move the technology into other systems they produce.

Cramming so many pixels into the same area can improve the display quality significantly, and even the colours can look more saturated and cleaner.

Macbook Pro teardown: courtesy of iFixIt

Applebitch add “If you open up your MacBook Pro, or indeed pop over to where the efficient folks at iFixit have already done the hard work, you’ll notice that the SuperDrive CD/DVD drive in the MacBook Pro takes up an enormous amount of space. Ditch that drive and replace it with battery, and you have a MacBook Pro with enough battery capacity to support a high pixel density display for a significant amount of time. This is exactly what Apple will be looking to do. In addition, with the optical drive gone, the long rumored revamp of the MacBook Pro design is free to move ahead into MacBook Air territory.”

Kitguru says: If they drop the DVD drive and improve/enlarge the battery, it could be possible. Would you buy it just for the new screen?

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